The suspect who shot and killed a Delta State University professor in his office committed suicide as law enforcement closed in on him.

Shannon Lamb, a former Mississippi College professor, is suspected of shooting and killing Delta State University history professor Ethan Schmidt, pictured right, as he sat in his campus office on Monday.

Lamb, 45, is also suspected in the shooting death of his live-in girlfriend, Amy Prentiss, at their home 300 miles away from the Delta State campus.

Police believe the killer and the victims were involved in a love triangle.

Lamb died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after he bailed out of his car while being pursued by police on Highway 1 near Greenville on Monday.

Lamb had earlier told police he's "not going to jail."

Hours before killing Schmidt, 39, Lamb reportedly murdered Prentiss, 41, at their Gautier, Mississippi home. He then drove to the Delta State campus approximately 300 miles away in Cleveland, MS.

Lamb reportedly believed Prentiss and Schmidt were involved in a relationship.

Students in a nearby classroom initially thought the popping sounds they heard were firecrackers going off.

"Everybody's phone just sort of went off at the same time," instructor Charly Abraham told FOX News.

"We discovered it was something very serious when we started getting text messages from people all over the world," he said.

A campus wide lockdown was lifted on Monday, but Tuesday's classes are cancelled.

  • missmiami305

    Wow! I didn't hear about this. Mofo's going crazy though

  • missmiami305

    Wow! I didn't hear about this. Mofo's going crazy though

  • missmiami305

    Wow! I didn't hear about this. Mofo's going crazy though

  • SehkmetGoddess

    Going crazy for the coco! Way too many folks in the world for that.

  • SehkmetGoddess

    Going crazy for the coco! Way too many folks in the world for that.

  • SehkmetGoddess

    Going crazy for the coco! Way too many folks in the world for that.

  • missmiami305

    Anybody see those epic fails on DWTS last night??? Gary Busey keeps me rotf

  • missmiami305

    Anybody see those epic fails on DWTS last night??? Gary Busey keeps me rotf

  • missmiami305

    Anybody see those epic fails on DWTS last night??? Gary Busey keeps me rotf

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Wait dude with the glasses was having an affair with woman...woman's boyfriend killed glasses and gf then shot himself? Correct...crazy

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Wait dude with the glasses was having an affair with woman...woman's boyfriend killed glasses and gf then shot himself? Correct...crazy

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Wait dude with the glasses was having an affair with woman...woman's boyfriend killed glasses and gf then shot himself? Correct...crazy

  • iWasteTime

    I saw a clip of tamar! she lookt goodt

  • iWasteTime

    I saw a clip of tamar! she lookt goodt

  • iWasteTime

    I saw a clip of tamar! she lookt goodt

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    did you see Kim Z tho....child....stiff.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    did you see Kim Z tho....child....stiff.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    did you see Kim Z tho....child....stiff.

  • iWasteTime

    Correct!!

  • iWasteTime

    Correct!!

  • iWasteTime

    Correct!!

  • Jusstlookn2

    Good Morning! That's what my hubby said, that all looked boring.

    Sorry for the loss of lives. The Devil is working overtime.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Good Morning! That's what my hubby said, that all looked boring.

    Sorry for the loss of lives. The Devil is working overtime.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Good Morning! That's what my hubby said, that all looked boring.

    Sorry for the loss of lives. The Devil is working overtime.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    hmmm...I wonder if glasses even knew she had a bf..

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    hmmm...I wonder if glasses even knew she had a bf..

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    hmmm...I wonder if glasses even knew she had a bf..

  • Jusstlookn2

    No, but he can barely walk, can't imagine him dancing.

  • Jusstlookn2

    No, but he can barely walk, can't imagine him dancing.

  • Jusstlookn2

    No, but he can barely walk, can't imagine him dancing.

  • Sassy24

    Sad

  • Sassy24

    Sad

  • Sassy24

    Sad

  • iWasteTime

    yesss!!
    And I laughed so hard.
    How you stiffer than paula dean??

  • iWasteTime

    yesss!!
    And I laughed so hard.
    How you stiffer than paula dean??

  • iWasteTime

    yesss!!
    And I laughed so hard.
    How you stiffer than paula dean??

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    them snap on parts aint bendable hun...You see barbie can only do a split.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    them snap on parts aint bendable hun...You see barbie can only do a split.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    them snap on parts aint bendable hun...You see barbie can only do a split.

  • Jusstlookn2

    “We discovered it was something very serious when we started getting text messages from people all over the world,” he said.

    Never even heard of Cleveland Mississippi but he was getting text from all over the world, guess the University security communications will be beefed up. The gotta find out the school on lock down, from outside sources.

  • Jusstlookn2

    “We discovered it was something very serious when we started getting text messages from people all over the world,” he said.

    Never even heard of Cleveland Mississippi but he was getting text from all over the world, guess the University security communications will be beefed up. The gotta find out the school on lock down, from outside sources.

  • Jusstlookn2

    “We discovered it was something very serious when we started getting text messages from people all over the world,” he said.

    Never even heard of Cleveland Mississippi but he was getting text from all over the world, guess the University security communications will be beefed up. The gotta find out the school on lock down, from outside sources.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Hey I Waste - There ain't even no need to play the lottery, we ain't gonna get paid. MAYBE

  • Jusstlookn2

    Hey I Waste - There ain't even no need to play the lottery, we ain't gonna get paid. MAYBE

  • Jusstlookn2

    Hey I Waste - There ain't even no need to play the lottery, we ain't gonna get paid. MAYBE

  • Di Ana

    This must be fatal attraction season. I read somewhere how people mood changes along with the season.... this must be it.

  • Di Ana

    This must be fatal attraction season. I read somewhere how people mood changes along with the season.... this must be it.

  • Di Ana

    This must be fatal attraction season. I read somewhere how people mood changes along with the season.... this must be it.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    It does. This is ABSOLUTELY true. Some people are affected by sunlight also. When the sun goes down, it's a wrap. We won't even begin to talk about the moon and gravitational pull.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    It does. This is ABSOLUTELY true. Some people are affected by sunlight also. When the sun goes down, it's a wrap. We won't even begin to talk about the moon and gravitational pull.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    It does. This is ABSOLUTELY true. Some people are affected by sunlight also. When the sun goes down, it's a wrap. We won't even begin to talk about the moon and gravitational pull.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Man...look.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Man...look.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Man...look.

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Good lookin!
    I thought of you when I saw that.
    I have a number for you though, I gave to my momma too. Check your email!

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Good lookin!
    I thought of you when I saw that.
    I have a number for you though, I gave to my momma too. Check your email!

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Good lookin!
    I thought of you when I saw that.
    I have a number for you though, I gave to my momma too. Check your email!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Oh. I thought the pic circle was of two men...

    My bad. Carry on.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Oh. I thought the pic circle was of two men...

    My bad. Carry on.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Oh. I thought the pic circle was of two men...

    My bad. Carry on.

  • iWasteTime

    **dead** lmaoo!
    go sit next to dub!!

  • iWasteTime

    **dead** lmaoo!
    go sit next to dub!!

  • iWasteTime

    **dead** lmaoo!
    go sit next to dub!!

  • Felicia

    Yes! God bless Ms Chaka Khan poor thing forgot ALL the dance steps ?

  • Felicia

    Yes! God bless Ms Chaka Khan poor thing forgot ALL the dance steps ?

  • Felicia

    Yes! God bless Ms Chaka Khan poor thing forgot ALL the dance steps ?

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    They done brought another person in their bedroom to spice it up. When folks gonna learn to keep other folks out of their bed. If you wanna spice up the bedroom chit put some Lawry's and bay leaves, thyme and organo and salt and pepper all over your bedroom floor. That enough damn spice . Hell throw in some hot sauce just for good measure.

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    They done brought another person in their bedroom to spice it up. When folks gonna learn to keep other folks out of their bed. If you wanna spice up the bedroom chit put some Lawry's and bay leaves, thyme and organo and salt and pepper all over your bedroom floor. That enough damn spice . Hell throw in some hot sauce just for good measure.

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    They done brought another person in their bedroom to spice it up. When folks gonna learn to keep other folks out of their bed. If you wanna spice up the bedroom chit put some Lawry's and bay leaves, thyme and organo and salt and pepper all over your bedroom floor. That enough damn spice . Hell throw in some hot sauce just for good measure.

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    i was flipping channels and ran across Gary Busey looking like he needede to take a chit.

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    i was flipping channels and ran across Gary Busey looking like he needede to take a chit.

  • SUZANNE SUGERBAKER

    i was flipping channels and ran across Gary Busey looking like he needede to take a chit.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    chile......

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    chile......

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    chile......

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Don't let the boring appearances fool you. They are some of the biggest freaks. Your librarian in grade school with those dowdy clothes, messy hair...freak. Dude down the hall...freak. Deacon with the ugly suit...freak. The lady that gives you mints in church...freak. Gramps across the way with one leg...freak. Your Auntie with multiple cats and dogs...straight. freak. Yo momma been waiting on you to leave the house...yep. You know it. Freak.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Don't let the boring appearances fool you. They are some of the biggest freaks. Your librarian in grade school with those dowdy clothes, messy hair...freak. Dude down the hall...freak. Deacon with the ugly suit...freak. The lady that gives you mints in church...freak. Gramps across the way with one leg...freak. Your Auntie with multiple cats and dogs...straight. freak. Yo momma been waiting on you to leave the house...yep. You know it. Freak.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Don't let the boring appearances fool you. They are some of the biggest freaks. Your librarian in grade school with those dowdy clothes, messy hair...freak. Dude down the hall...freak. Deacon with the ugly suit...freak. The lady that gives you mints in church...freak. Gramps across the way with one leg...freak. Your Auntie with multiple cats and dogs...straight. freak. Yo momma been waiting on you to leave the house...yep. You know it. Freak.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Seriously though. I feel like people think they are the exception. My husband is going to leave me for my best friend. Or my wife isn't going to plot with my next door neighbor to kill me and take the insurance money.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Seriously though. I feel like people think they are the exception. My husband is going to leave me for my best friend. Or my wife isn't going to plot with my next door neighbor to kill me and take the insurance money.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Seriously though. I feel like people think they are the exception. My husband is going to leave me for my best friend. Or my wife isn't going to plot with my next door neighbor to kill me and take the insurance money.

  • Miany

    exact justlookn...when i read that I assumed the school texted them...then I read all over the world..smh school needs to step it up

  • Miany

    exact justlookn...when i read that I assumed the school texted them...then I read all over the world..smh school needs to step it up

  • Miany

    exact justlookn...when i read that I assumed the school texted them...then I read all over the world..smh school needs to step it up

  • Guest

    I look boring.

    ?

  • Guest

    I look boring.

    ?

  • Guest

    I look boring.

    ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    He was sober?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    He was sober?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    He was sober?

  • Di Ana

    That moon stuff is deep... the moon controls the tide. You got the full moon, new moon, etc....

  • Miany

    but why tho???/ if you are unhappy get a fuggin divorce...dont go cheating on a crazy bishm, we all know when our mate is a lil unstable or off......I would NOT sneak or creep behind the bad habits back cuz I KNOW HE WILL GO THEEE FUGG AWF the deep end, I dont think he will kill me cuz he has kids but 150% chance he may assault me.... so I would just leave his azz legit if I want to fugg around, bye dude I'm unsatisfied, its over..if he comes back after that? let him fatal attraction me but aint nobody killing me cuz Im lying and playing games.. *shrugs*

  • Guest

    Bish cried too. I howled.

  • Jusstlookn2

    CHASE

  • Miany

    I love love love a full moon... I usually know there's a full moon out before I even see it.

  • Guest

    I'm not a freak tho. I'm wholesome

  • Miany

    roflmao I been tryna tell folks FOR YEARSSSSS that their mamas are freaks....folk dont wanna hear that

  • Miany

    lies dot fuggn BBD dot com!!!

  • Di Ana

    I think the full moon means when all the crazies come out and the new moon means a new beginning.

  • Jusstlookn2

    You right! As soon I hit enter...I was like....them professors be the worst.

  • Jusstlookn2

    yeah, we know it, but that' gross. Especially when you a mama yourself. And you know you nasty

  • Jusstlookn2

    dont go cheating on a crazy bishm, we all know when our mate is a lil unstable.

    ===============
    Dead
    and
    TRUE

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Right bc if I get harm bc YEW can't man up and end it so you go out and fugg some crazy to bish that tries to kidnap me or harm mine...you better HOPE I dont come back....bc I got something fo yo azz,

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I agree but my mother said a long time ago "men do not leave" and I agree with that. For the most part men will stay forever and ever. They will have three separate families but they will come every night or every fortnight. He won't get a divorce though. Ask your grandparents...lol

    That being said, my comment was more about couples that do the threesome/swing thing. Half the shows on ID are involve swingers and ish.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    and well continue to LOOK so...

  • Bootcampgirl

    Yep, It's called SAD=Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Bootcampgirl

    Not with Sir Elton as your meme..lol

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    YOU ignant!and I don't think I'm a FREAK....but I know what I want and what I like.and if you as a MAN can't or won't deliver...YOU GOOD AS FYED!!!!:'))))))

  • Jusstlookn2

    Yeah, that never works. This is works the one night. Then ole girl gonna be like. Your doggy style is WAYYY better, come through.

  • TheRealLee

    Lamb and Prentiss in the circle pic. Schmidt is the man with the glasses. Lamb killed Prentiss and then Schimdt. Prentiss was having relations with both men. Nothing here to suggest they were in a threesome. It's confusing because of the name Shannon for the killer; sounds like a girl's name. Messy and sad.

  • SpillyNillie

    ATL White Guy was talking about this yesterday. He and his wife partake...

  • Jusstlookn2

    My grand daddy was a farmer and his second Bible was the Farmers Almanac...You plant and harvest by the moon. The rising and setting of the soon. Yes, mainy miany things are done by the rise and setting of soon an moon.

  • Guest

    Don't he look cute in that meme? Like I'm so innocent....I don't take it in the ays.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Hey Boot I didn't recognize your gravie. I like those shoes.

  • Jusstlookn2

    @SpillyNillie:disqus - He said that on the blog? Must be trying to recruit.

    KONA

  • ATL White Guy

    yes, we partake...however we only do extracurriculars a few times a year, and it's with a lady friend or two that we both have been friends with for quite awhile. I bet people cheat more often then we play with our female friend(s)

  • Jusstlookn2

    Interesting, do all of you go get tested for STDS and such.

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    If you want more than 1 person stay yo azz single. Don't play with peoples emotions. Be honest and clear about your shyt. There really are some crazy folks out here. My ex tried that shyt. 'I want to be with you' nah negra you don't cause you still sleeping over there. I had to tell him to GTFO my face with that cause her azz might be unstable and I don't need any chick popping up from behind the bushes on my azz.

  • SpillyNillie

    I'm pretty sure that they do and with multiple partners

  • ATL White Guy

    we do keep it safe...again, i bet some people cheat more and just don't admit it then we play. It's me and 3 females at most.

  • SpillyNillie

    KONA (quick, fast, and in a hurry!)

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I might...no..nope....

  • SpillyNillie

    So you're not afraid that things may get out of hand and a scenario like up top will occur?

  • Jusstlookn2

    Well I don't, it's not for me and my mate.

  • Go Head With That

    He killed her a few miles from my house. This is so sad. People, be careful of who is running behind you.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    if you can do it, great...I can't, the Pisces in me is a scary b1tch when another female even THINKS she might want to try my inches.

  • SpillyNillie

    A Pisces huh...hmmmmm...

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Of course he did. Don't they always? Love triangles are not worth the trouble. Not feeling your significant other? Get the hell on then. Don't feel entitled to cheat and then dump them for someone else.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Say it one more time....and WHO You Running Behind

  • SpillyNillie

    Hey Bird! You singing to the choir hunnie. Cheaters usually like their cake and to eat it too...

  • ATL White Guy

    i think we have less of a chance of that happening, because me and my wife are open about it. I have no reason to cheat on my wife as she knows what makes me happy. Same me for her. No need to do something behind each other's backs. And our lady friends we deal with keep it cool as well. Heck i have open permission from my wife to go play with our friend without her, but I'd rather my wife be there with us. Again, every relationship is different. I'm not promoting it at all. i just know it works for us. Our marriage is actually better since the whole 'cheating' thing is really out the window.

  • Jusstlookn2

    @Bird - Preach, I don't understand that. It's me though. I've witnessed when things go wrong. Especially living abroad with the military. JEEZ

  • Jusstlookn2

    Get out my head. SMILE

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Yup....she is a territorial bitch..that kind of b1tch that will ether your existence if you try hers

  • Go Head With That

    exactly. Two weeks ago a co worker and good friends brother left work and shot his estranged wife on her job then himself. Word is his girlfriend showed him a picture of his wife with another man. He clocked out then wigged out. Buried him on Saturday. So very sad. Children left behind

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    My least favorite is when it's a cheating man and side chick kills main chick then goes to jail. Now dude free to date a bunch of new chicks.

  • Jusstlookn2

    NEW POST

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    I knew I liked you for some reason. Pisces in this Beoytch!

  • SpillyNillie

    My bedroom chemistry with the male Pisces is through the roof! But it stops there...those suckas know they can lie!

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    one of the many reasons you should

  • SpillyNillie

    Right, and you sitting in jail while your cousin update you on his current situation...#dummy

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Messy a$$ girlfriend. Why would she want to do that when dude was not with wifey anymore? Welp, she got rid of her competition and her man all in one fell swoop.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Child like a whore in church....awful...my ex is one..well dack you down but the MOST disloyal pieces of crap.

  • SpillyNillie

    Babbbbbby I have some stories to tell...

  • Jusstlookn2

    Very Sad

  • JerseyMom

    Well, that's that. Next!!

  • Bootcampgirl

    thanks

  • the guest

    The church lady with the mints. LOL

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    Petty and Co-cky I get it.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It's not considered cheating if both partners know? Or do both partners have to know and consent?

  • Poochie

    Notice his entire life hasn't been plastered.

  • the guest

    No way!

  • the guest

    Omg, please don't ever go without your wife. Stay strong and blessed.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Whitey's having the worst month ever I see. Hello people.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I agree Bird. A friend and I were talking about this last night. I've always been the person in a relationship who will not fight over you. If another person can convince you to leave what you have, schit, so be it. On to the next. Life goes on man, I swear it does.

  • Felicia Smith

    wow i heard about this sad

  • 1/8

    I don't understand people who do this. Are you so thirsty you have to kill someone over a piece of @$$?

  • ATL White Guy

    To us it's not cheating because we always there together. We not messy like swingers just jumping anybody. Our relationships are years long with our lady friends. We all like to drink, have fun, and if the mood is right have even more fun. Only a few times a year. Wifey and I also go to strip clubs, my wife knows what I like I know what she likes we pick out who to dance for each other. It's fun having my wife pick out a lady to give me a lap dance, and vice versa. We keep it fresh. And I'm being 100% our marriage has been great over the last few years since we became open about ourselves. So if we play with a lady together a few times a year openly, i still bet there are a lot of people who cheat more often in a year and then have all the guilt, jealousy, hiding, etc. then we have.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Prayers for the families left to deal with grief after his actions. Smh

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Omg I have to watch it.

  • Sincerity7

    Who has time to have an affair 300 miles away????

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    MY PHONE WAS GOING H.A.M. YESTERDAY WITH THE NEWS NOTIFICATIONS...CLEVELAND IS NEAR MEMPHIS. I WANT THE INSIDE SCOOP; IT WAS TOOOOO MUCH GOING ON YESTERDAY.

  • missmiami305

    Girllllll Kim Zolciwl sucked and so did Paula Seen. But chile Gary had me and my hubby rolling u hear me

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    About to watch it now lol. Thank you.

  • Renay Peters

    No grave yard love for me!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I knew it was a love triangle, its not worth it people!

  • Sexy CJ

    ....................

  • Molly

    Wow! Mental Ilness is Rampant?. People R Snapping like Rubberbands. Just no backbone & common sense Anymore.?

  • Carol Tidwell

    Bad info.

    "Police said Lamb was also responsible for the murder of his girlfriend, Amy Prentiss, but said there was no indication this involved some sort of love triangle.

    "We are leaning more toward one employee being disgruntled with another," said Bingham."
    From WREG-TV
    http://wreg.com/2015/09/15/police-offer-more-of-a-motive-in-shooting-of-delta-state-professor/

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ~J J Evans voice, hand clap~

    We knoooooow ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    So he was mad at his girlfriend and then traveled 300 miles because he remembered he was mad at a coworker? For what...eating his lunch last week? I need more info.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    LOL oh man.

  • Carol Tidwell

    Killed girlfriend by accident when she tried to stop him from committing suicide. Then drove to DSU to kill professor he believed cost him tenure and was responsible for downgrade in his career.

    http://yellowhammernews.com/faithandculture/source-delta-state-prof-shot-colleague-because-he-kept-him-from-getting-tenure/

  • Carol Tidwell

    Tragic situation. He was mentally ill, apparently.

    Police have stated no connection found between girlfriend and murdered professor.

  • digital_femme

    Slim pickin's out in Mississippi. She had to drive over 300 MILES to hook up with another dude?? R.I.P. to all of them.

  • Kimberly

    Lmao